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# inspection - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

Dignity of elderly compromised after being transported down corridors on commodes

The latest HIQA inspection reports finds elderly residents sitting alone during meal times with food on their face and clothing.

# inspection - Thursday 12 June, 2014

North Korea's Kim censures weather service for 'incorrect' forecasts

He said that accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters.

# inspection - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Surprise inspections reveal Wexford hospital ward "generally unclean" with unsecured syringes

Hiqa carried out two unannounced inspections at the hospital.

# inspection - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Health inspectors find 'dirty' mattresses and 'soiled' flooring at Waterford Regional Hospital

The authority said the hospital has requested additional funding to replace 300 mattresses in the hospital.

# inspection - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

No evidence of consent for use of restraints at Enable Ireland residential home

A HIQA inspection found the home was non-compliant across 18 different outcomes that it examined.

# inspection - Friday 20 December, 2013

Surprise inspection of Holles St finds grime encrusted window sills and dusty incubator

The report from HIQA found that just 45 per cent of hand washing opportunities had been taken.

# inspection - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Seven businesses handed closure orders over food safety

Two restaurants in Dublin and two premises in Kerry are amongst the businesses affected.

# inspection - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Women 'needlessly strip-searched' in NI prison

Prison inspection reports found that “lessons had not been fully learned from recent deaths in custody”.

# inspection - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Drugs fridge in unsecure area left unlocked at Beaumont Hospital

Hygiene issues identified during an assessment by HIQA may have presented a ‘serious risk’ to patients, a report also found.

# inspection - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Syria weapons inspection delayed over safety fears

The investigation has been delayed until tomorrow as rebels fail to guarantee the experts’ safety.

# inspection - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Anger as RTE Prime Time shows mistreatment of creche children

The programme which aired last night showed staff aggressively handling children, shouting at them, and leaving them in high chairs for long periods.

# inspection - Monday 20 May, 2013

"Excessive and problematic" drinking by nursing home residents

HIQA found that residents at a Tipperary nursing home socialised, but that at times their alcohol consumption led to challenging behaviours.

# inspection - Saturday 30 March, 2013

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Video: How does the food safety inspection process work in Ireland?

There are around 50,000 food points of sale in the country with just 300 inspectors to ensure that they meet food safety standards.

# inspection - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

National inspection plan for septic tanks published

Phil Hogan has thanked all who registered their septic tanks and said the “silent majority” supported the legislation.

# inspection - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Number of food safety orders increased 30 per cent in 2012

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will continue to take a zero tolerance policy to breaches of food safety legislation in 2013.

# inspection - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Eurozone fears continue as IMF start Greek inspection

Yields on Spanish and Italian bonds hit record highs yesterday as uncertainty in the markets continues.

# inspection - Friday 11 May, 2012

'Hygiene deficits' at nursing home where seven died from flu

A HIQA report also found that there were insufficient staff on duty to cope with the outbreak.

# inspection - Friday 27 April, 2012

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Racing at Punchestown gets the green light

As was done yesterday, officials checked conditions at 8am ahead of the fourth day of the Festival meeting.

# inspection - Monday 2 April, 2012

Overcrowding and treatment of older prisoners issues at Arbour Hill Prison

Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, said that an action plan has been prepared by the Irish Prison Service to implement the recommendations in the report.